Image of cavers: Andy Eavis
We are delighted to share our autumn events programme, full of interesting topics, ideas, and insight.
Our Monday night lecture series for Fellows and members kicks off on 20 September with Andy Eavis discussing the latest caving discoveries and fascinating underground science projects. Other speakers include Ella Al-Shamahi exploring the untold science and surprising history behind the handshake; Patrick Grant discussing how we can build a planet-happy clothing system; and Anita Sethi, author of the acclaimed book I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain, exploring nature, wildness, walking and what it means to belong.
Meanwhile, our Collections-related events include talks on Herbert Ponting, the creator of some of the 20th century’s most iconic images by Annie Strathie, the story of how Carleton E. Watkin’s aesthetic and innovations changed the course of photographic history by Alasdair MacLeod, and an exploration of the fascinating collection of relief models held at the Society which represent a significant component of Sir Dudley Stamp’s life work by George Tobin.
Events organised by our regional committees feature Brian Jackman discussing his passion for Africa and big cats; Tim Marshall will talk about the influence of geography on history and politics; and Dr Jessica Budds will give a talk about the framing of the concept of ‘water security’ from a geographical perspective.
This autumn, the Society’s events will be held in person and will also be live streamed. Details of how to watch online are on each event’s webpage.
Fellows and members can book in advance to attend the Monday night lectures in person or access the live stream by logging in to the Members’ Area and accessing our Livestream page. If you haven't previously logged in, you can set a password using the 'forgotten password' link on the login page.
To find out more about our full online autumn programme and book tickets, visit our what’s on page.
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